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Joe Weider Dies At 93, What A Life He Lived

| March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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When we heard the news about Bodybuilding Icon, Fitness Innovator, Magazine Publisher, and Arnold Schwarzenegger Mentor, Joe Weider’s death yesterday, the Tony Batman’s A Entertainment News was saddened.  Then we thought back to the first time Joe Weider helped make our lives better, and he made millions of people lives better. When our own Tony Batman was about 22 years old, he began a 30 day fitness test to see just how in shape one could get in one month. Using the Joe Weider original protein powder, 4 shakes a day and a salad for dinner, Batman was able to get into the best shape of his life, weighing in at 170 lbs and doing 2 hours of cardio a day for all 30 days. Reading Muscle and Fitness magazine for new ideas for working out helped a lot too……  The world will miss you Joe Weider you made a lasting impact on all of our lives…. Read More Below

From (CNN.com) — A bodybuilding icon. A fitness innovator. A magazine publisher. A mentor to one of the world’s biggest action heroes.

A pioneer.

Joe Weider was all those things and more in his 93 years, right up until his death Saturday morning at a Los Angeles hospital.

Calling his “dear friend and mentor … a titan in the fitness industry and one of the kindest men I have ever met,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said “very few people can claim to have influenced as many lives as Joe did through his magazines, his supplements, his training equipment and his big-hearted personality.”

“Joe was known for urging everyone, ‘Exceed yourself,’” Schwarzenegger wrote on his website. “And there is no question that throughout his life, he did just that.”

Growing up in a tough part of the Canadian city of Montreal during the Great Depression, the once undersized Weider’s life started to turn when he began lifting a makeshift barbell.

Weider entered his first weightlifting contest at age 17, soon earning a name for himself in Canada, according to his website.

At age 20, he started his first magazine, Your Physique. It proved to be the first of several successful business ventures, one of them being the Weider Barbell Co.

Over the next few decades, Weider went onto become attached especially to the bodybuilding world — having helped create, in 1946, the International Federation of Bodybuilders and, in 1965, creating the inaugural Mr. Olympia contest. Other competitions followed, such as Ms. Olympia in 1980, Fitness Olympia in 1995 and Figure Olympia in 2003.

He also built out his magazine publishing empire with titles that included Shape, Men’s Fitness, Flex, Natural Health and Muscle and Fitness.

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